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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
Review Highlights
A moment to breath and see California with both eyes.

Pros Good food Nice staff Slow Views Comfortable seat Plugs Busses have Wi-fi and plugs Clean Did I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tonatzin M
via mobile
For train lovers everywhere!!

This was a great trip - I was pleasantly surprised by the stunning scenery along the way. Our train... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne B
Atlanta, Georgia
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“dining car” (198 reviews)
“train travel” (43 reviews)
CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros Good food Nice staff Slow Views Comfortable seat Plugs Busses have Wi-fi and plugs Clean Did I mention the views? Cons Slow Delays The trip North As a California native I don't often get time to look at the coast go by with both...More

1  Thank Tonatzin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great trip - I was pleasantly surprised by the stunning scenery along the way. Our train was clean and comfortable and the Parlour Car, which is a vintage, restored 1950's car was a great place to relax, enjoy the scenery, eat and...More

2  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Coast Starlight from San Jose to LA. 11 hours total. Had lunch & dinner in the dinning car which was included in the cost of a roomette. Roomette was small (roomettes are located on both sides of center aisle) but enjoyable. If...More

3  Thank Don S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So tested out the Coast Starlight, specifically the Roomette and the Business class. My journey was from Burbank to San Luis Obispo. Northbound in a Roomette: Okay, so I chose not to get on at Union Station because it wasn't convenient. Totally get the Metropolitan...More

1  Thank Chrissypoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outside of a basic coach seat the cost is not worth the product. With the exception of one Amtrak employee, her name is Yolanda and she is amazing, the staff appear to have no concern or idea of how to.provide service to paying customers. Train...More

2  Thank Van M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling from Seattle to Portland on the Starlight, we had a delayed start because of a late arriving train. However, with an excellent journey, by the time we left the train, only a short way into the full distance, half the delay had been recovered...More

2  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Instead of flying, we decided to take a train. It is a longer trip, but very scenic & fun! We had a sleeper car & enjoyed lunch , dinner & several bottles of wine! If you can afford the time the Coastal Starlight is wort...More

3  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I took the Coast Starlight from LA to Seattle for approximately 34 hours on the Coach section and I loved every single moment. If you have the time to spare and is more of a backpacker type of traveller then taking this train ride will...More

7  Thank Shy24
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Travelled all day from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Managed to book and print out tickets for travel from the UK. Bit difficult to work out the bus travel from San Francisco to the train station - which you can book as well - the...More

4  Thank UKtraveller50
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable and forces you to slow down. Internet is not that powerful and the train is slow. The train was on time, clean and the staff was really friendly.

1  Thank nicsb1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Has anyone ever stayed in bedroom E. is it ok or should I try to select a different bedroom. Thanks
10 June 2017|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have. There are downsides and upsides to each sleeper room. One upside to "E" is that there's only one side of your room where you could hear people in their sleeper. The other side is the stairwell going down and the... More
Shukla B
Does the Coast Starlight travel via the route 101?
29 May 2017|
Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Once Amtrak hits Oregon, it doesn't follow 101 at all. One of the things I like about the trip is that it is off by itself when going over the mountains with no roads in sight.
How do you find fare info?
25 May 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
You can call them, go to one of their stations, or check the Amtrak webpage. On the webpage go to "Buy Tickets" and select if you want one way, round trip, or multi-city tickets. Then enter your starting station and your... More